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September 23 – Bishop John Jewel dies

On this day in Tudor history, 23rd September 1571, John Jewel, Bishop of Salisbury, died at Monkton Farleigh Manor. He was laid to rest in Salisbury Cathedral.

Forty-nine-year-old Jewel had been taken ill while preaching a sermon in Lacock, Wiltshire.

Jewel's life and career spanned the reigns of King Henry VIII, Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey, Mary I and Elizabeth I - a time of huge religious change. He was a clergyman, a Protestant exile, a theologian and bishop, and someone who spoke up for what he believed.

Find out more about John Jewel, who was Bishop of Salisbury in Queen Elizabeth I's reign...

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September 23 – Bishop John Jewel dies